At Melbourne Fringe, we try to equip you with everything you need to put on a successful Fringe Event. If you are searching for answers (hey, aren't we all?), here are some handy resources to help you plan and produce your event.
Our Producer Pack is your Fringe bible (or your non-religious guide to Fringe if you will). It's the central resource for all Melbourne Fringe artists and producers and is a comprehensive guide to putting on an event in the Festival, addressing all aspects of production, venues, risk management, marketing, publicity, accessibility and more.
It comes in 3 parts:
Download Producer Pack 1: How to Register
Download Producer Pack 3: Touring Your Work
In addition to our Producer Pack, here are some v helpful resources to help you budget for your event, get your agreements in order, market it effectively and more.
Download our Marketing Pack for some guidance on getting the word out there
Download Marketing Pack (Plain Text version)
Download our Marketing plan template
Find out all about Budgets, Money and Grants
Download an editable Budget Template
Download our Code of Conduct factsheet, including where to turn to for help
Download MEAA’s Profit Share info Pack
Download our Artist Agreement Template
Find out How to write a Media Release
Download our Visiting Artist Pack (for interstate and international artists)
Find out How to Apply for a Visa for Melbourne Fringe
Find out about Using Music in your Event
Download our How-to Guide for Registering on Eventotron
Thinking about an event at the Fringe Hub? See our Hub info pack and tech specs below for all the info you might need.
Download Fringe Hub Info Pack
Download Fringe Hub Tech Specs
As per your contract, you must include the Festival logo on all of your marketing collateral (posters, postcards, advertising, etc). Before you use the logos on any of your promotional material, make sure you read the Conditions of Use. Click here to download 2019 logos and conditions of use.
Get your event front and centre and advertise with Melbourne Fringe. It's the best way for the city and its people to see you and your show. Find out more.
Need a Venue Agreement? We have a handy little template below for you to use.
Download Venue Agreement Template
Melbourne Fringe is for everyone and we are committed to being an accessible festival for all artists and audience members.
We passionately encourage Fringe artists to consider ways to make events more accessible for the broader community, including those living with disability or who are Deaf. Whether that's through organising an Auslan interpreted evening, going all out and making a physical theatre work with a high visual rating or opening up a session as a relaxed performance option, there's plenty you can do and we're happy to help you get started (we mentioned we are passionate about this right?).
A great place to begin is our quick guide. If you have any questions or want to chat through your ideas, give the Participant Services team a call on 03 9660 9600.
Download our Producers Guide to Access.
Our friends at Arts Access Victoria have created this amazing, detailed guide to creating accessible art work and engaging people living with disability Art for Everyone: an inclusive practice guide. The Arts Access Victoria website also contains great resources to assist you further.
Melbourne Fringe acknowledges that it has a positive role to play in addressing the environmental issues that jeopardise the planet's ecosystems and the future of local communities.
We aim to ensure:
Download Sustainability Checklist